In 1954, Alfa Romeo introduced the Giulietta and nailed the 'small car, big performance' formula. The Giulietta's arrival caused a sensation; demand quickly outstripped supply, causing Alfa Romeo to rethink its production strategy and become a high volume manufacturer. Designed by Pininfarina on a shortened Sprint coupé chassis, the Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider was the company's second post-war model.
The little two seat Sports Spider was introduced in 1955 at the insistence of New York importer Max Hoffman, who saw how well small British and German sports cars were being received in America. The Giulietta Spider offered brisk performance (almost 100 mph) from its free revving, all alloy, 1.3 litre twin-cam four, mounted in a steel uni body chassis that weighed less than 1900lbs at the curb. The design was unmistakably Pinin Farina exuding elegance and sophistication.
Our Giulietta Spider
The 750D-series Spider offered here has been in the same ownership for over 25 years. The car underwent a slight restoration in the year 2000 when the bright red Alfa paint was renewed.
Whilst the restoration was undertaken some years ago the car has aged remarkably well and has a wonderful patina. It is very solid and reportedly runs and drives very well. These early cars are much rarer than their later counterparts and offer an incredibly refined driving experience for a 1950s car.
Early cars are easily recognized by the small tail lights, the lack of vent windows, the open glove box compartment and lots of other small details. They offer a combination of great looks and fantastic performance It's great little car for every collection or rally!